Barstow Jane Doe
Sex Female
Race Hispanic
Location Barstow, California
Found February 10, 2010
Unidentified for 7 years
Postmortem interval Days
Body condition Traumatic injuries
Age approximation 14 - 19
Height approximation N/A
Weight approximation N/A
Cause of death Probable homicide
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Barstow Jane Doe was a female whose head was found in a backpack alongside a road in Barstow, California in 2010.


A man looking for cans along Lenwood Road, south of Barstow, found a black backpack, and opened it to find the severed head of an undentified Hispanic/Latino female. The head was wrapped in two plastic bags.

Physical characteristics

  • She had straight dark-brown hair, medium length, pierced ears, and previous dental care, including many fillings.